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MDC’s Galleries of Art + Design Hosted 2013 Emerging Artists Exhibitions and Winners


Portrait of Oscar Fuentes by Yanai Nassar

Miami, May 1, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) Galleries of Art + Design (MOAD) recently hosted the 2013 Emerging Artists college-wide annual spring exhibitions, which showcase artwork by MDC students at five different MDC campuses. Free and open to the public, the exhibitions feature a wide variety of paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, video, and jewelry. Top students were also awarded certificates and prizes, organized by their respective campuses.    

This year’s Emerging Artists winners are:

Kendall Campus

Best in Show: Jennifer Hernandez, Untitled, Markers, Gesso, Color Pencil & Pencil

2nd Prize: Sarah Bein, Lichen Series, Clay and Paper, stoneware, clay

3rd Prize: Giselle Perez, La Areja, Brass Copper and onyx

Honorable Mention: Roberto Jesus Rischmaui, Untitled, Archival Ink Jet Print 

Honorable Mention: Maylene Alicayaga, Aging Through Beauty, Acrylic

Honorable Mention: Yamiset Trujillo, Loose Tongue and Arrogance, Mixed Media

Honorable Mention: Daniel Maya, Exposed Writer, Charcoal  

Wolfson Campus

Best in Show: Stephanie Hadad, Andrea Lugo, Devin Ruiz, Ryan Gonzalez, Durwing Perez, Shiori Ramos, Jon Luciow, Mikan no Kawa, pastel

Best in Drawing: Yanai Nassar, Portrait of Oscar Fuentes

Best in 2D Design: Jessica Foster, Candy Store, Raining Down Ice Cream; marker, pen, ink

Best in 3D Design: Maria F. Godward, Untitled, paper mache

Best in Painting: Stephanie Hadad, 2 Cents, acrylic

Best in Photography: Clara Gomez, Reflections, black and white photography

North Campus

Pearson Publishing prizes for their cover contest:

1st Place: Alejandro Valencia

2nd Place: Nataly Soberon

3rd Place: Aileen Meneses

Other winners included:

1st Place: Johanna Pena

2nd Place: Laura V. Padrona

3rd Place: Gregonia Charles

Figure Drawing category:

1st Place: Kevens Desrosiers

2nd Place: Javier Alba

3rd Place: Allen Vazquez

Drawing category:

1st Place: Andres Evangelista

2nd Place: Jasmine Harris

3rd Place: Veronica Martinez

Sculpture category:

1st Place: Josue Auguste

2nd Place: Josephine Martinez

3rd Place: Jennifer Garcia

For gallery hours, or more information about Emerging Artists, please call 305-237-7700  

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist

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